Like the topic title says, the EditPad Pro editor is available at a discount (61%: you pay just below $20) on December 18.
A Powerful, Flexible, and Convenient Text Editor (And Word Processor)
I've only just downloaded the free trial, but a simple search here at DC reveals several positive reviews and remarks about this editor. So question is: Should I?
I've been using EditPad Pro for years, and the quote from the website is accurate (my opinion). You can use it in a completely mundane, NotePad fashion (albeit, EditPad has more functionality) to simply edit text. At the other end of the spectrum, you can configure it to be, say, an all purpose IDE. I know of no other Windows based editor that has the depth and breadth of scope of EditPad.
* Many editors come without the ability to open multiple files, much less projects.
* Most editors have only 2 save options: Save or Save As. What does one do if they want to change the name/location?
* Being able to access files by "Reopen", "Favorites", and "Template" is a pretty unique feature of EditPad.
* Saving an edit session state, or any part thereof, is not common in most editors/RADs/IDEs. It is standard in EditPad.
* Most editors have only the barest copy/cut/paste.
* EditPad Pro has many features beyond copy/cut/paste using the system clipboard. For example, Append and Swap.
* Undo is virtually unlimited. It is also preserved, even after a save.
* EditPad's "Project" function is not a common offering in other editors.
* The richness of EditPad's search function is so great that it has its own menu on the menubar, others have Find/Replace under the Edit menu.
There is much, much more, but it's easier to just say, "...explore!" than to go on enumerating. The Tools section is phenomenal, Extras is a great potpourri of useful functions, Convert addresses conversions you won't find elsewhere, and Options (saving the best for last) gives the user a lot of power over how EditPad will run.
I hope when you say, "just downloaded the free trial", you're meaning the 30-day trial of EditPad Pro. If you downloaded EditPad Lite, by all means, get the Pro trial, it's worth it.
One other thing: support!;) It's extremely good. Requests and comments and problems are answered in a timely fashion. They have actually looked at your email and the description it contains, not just a "keyword" scan to be fed into a knowledgebase to generate a boilerplate response.
If you like EditPad Pro (I think that's a better than even chance!;) and buy it, you may also want to have a look at 3 other JGsoft products. Together they make a formidable tool for most any editing type need. I have:
I use them almost daily and have become so inured that I would truly be lost without them.
In answer to your question, "Should I?", I would reply, "most definitely, you won't regret it!".